Our most refined espresso and cocktail bar

Within London’s historic Royal Exchange building, this sleek espresso and cocktail bar attracts a sophisticated clientele. It continues our studio’s collaboration with Grind & Co., evolving the design language we have developed for their other locations in Shoreditch, Soho, Holborn, Covent Gardens and London Bridge. Taking cues from the building’s rich history, we worked with a local heritage architect to develop a minimalist interior that respects the site’s past.

“This project is really built on the details – every element from the custom brass-rod display shelving behind the bar to the amazing herringbone timber floor that has lasted over a century has been carefully considered. And the playful irony of the neon artwork ‘Money can’t buy me love’ gives it an underlying sense of fun.”